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Stripes and Checks – A 2016 Style Guide

Little twists refresh the perennial style that stripes and checks impart - here are 6 pointers.

01: Sharper Vest

Vested

Instead of a glen plaid suit, give the classic menswear motif an update by wearing it on a sharp vest instead.

Wool-blend vest and matching trousers, and cotton shirt, from Dior Homme.

02: WEAR A TIE.. WITH A DIFFERENT ANGLE

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Typically, stripes on ties are arranged diagonally. Switch things up by going horizontal.

Silk-blend jacket and matching trousers, silk shirt and silk-blend tie, from Bottega Veneta.

03: KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

Shifter

When wearing a thick, coloured stripe on top, trousers in the same shade keep your overall look harmonious.

Wool-blend coat, wool pullover, cotton shirt, corduroy trousers, silk tie and leather shoes, from Alfred Dunhill.

04: KEEP ONE FOR ALL PURPOSES

Multitasker

Multitasking is the new normal. In water-resistant nylon, a checkprint jacket works in a multitude of settings.

Nylon jacket, cotton tee, wool trousers and leather shoes, from Boss.

05: BE THE LIVING COLOUR

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Dreary weather? A coat with thick stripes in a rainbow of colours enlivens even the gloomiest day.

Cotton coat, polyester jacket, denim jeans and leather shoes, from Loewe.

Blues

Here’s a next-level style move: Pair a striped pattern with the striped texture of a quilted vest.

Polyester vest, wool pullover, cotton shirt and cotton trousers, from Brunello Cucinelli. 

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